Viviane Araujo vs Amanda Ribas Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for UFC 285 (Flyweight Battle is Decided by Judges)

Viviane Araujo vs Amanda Ribas Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for UFC 285 (Flyweight Battle is Decided by Judges)


Araujo vs Ribas Fight Info, Date & Time

UFC 285 — Preliminary Card Flyweight Bout
Viviane Araujo (11-4-0, 3 KOs) vs. Amanda Ribas (10-3-0, 2 KOs)
Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023
Fight Time: This will be one of the fights on the preliminary card, which begins at 6 p.m. ET.
Venue: T-Mobile Arena — Las Vegas, NV
Coverage: ESPN, PPV

Araujo vs Ribas Odds & Prop Bets

All UFC 285 odds, lines and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Viviane Araujo: (-102)
- Amanda Ribas: (-120)

Method of Victory:
- Araujo by KO/TKO: (+500)
- Araujo by Points: (+210)
- Araujo by Submission: (+1200)
- Ribas by KO/TKO: (+850)
- Ribas by Points: (+155)
- Ribas by Submission: (+650)

Araujo vs Ribas Prediction

Viviane Araujo and Amanda Ribas face off at UFC 285 with something to prove as each fighter enters Saturday night coming off a loss. Araujo fell to Alexa Grasso via unanimous decision in October and Ribas was defeated by Katlyn Chookagian via split decision in May. Getting back in the win column is key.

Araujo enters ranked No. 8 in UFC women's Flyweight rankings and is facing a fighter who is a natural strawweight. That should line her up as the favorite, but it's worth keeping in mind that Araujo is seven years older than Ribas and her strength relies on her ground game. That's something Ribas can match.

In fact, Ribas averages more takedowns (2.19) and submission attempts (1.2) per 15 minutes than Araujo does (2.03 & 0.5). With each fighter being able to compete well in wrestling, this match could be determined via strikes. Araujo's strike defense rate of 56% pales in comparison to Ribas' 70%.

I'll side with Amanda Ribas to emerge victorious.

Araujo vs Ribas Best Bet

It's important to point out that Ribas is a former title challenger and has won five of her eight bouts in the UFC. She is certainly in a rut right now, but took part in a back-and-forth battle here last time out before losing in a split decision. Araujo's most recent fight wasn't nearly as close on the scorecards.

Ribas is 4-1 when her fight is determined by the judges, while Araujo is only 4-3 in that scenario. Both of these women know how to stay in great position on the ground and possess the endurance to stay alive in an upright battle, too. I'll side with Ribas in a bout that goes the distance as a result.

Bet: Amanda Ribas by Points (+155)

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